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Pennsylvania teacher resigns after school asks her students about her gay best friend

On Jan. 18, Winden Rowe, a former teacher at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, posted a message on her Facebook page that addressed why she decided to resign a month prior. The post describes an incident in which students, one by one, were pulled out of class and asked questions about Rowe’s personal life, including whether she had a gay best friend and if she spoke to her high school students about it.

According to Rowe, she was then asked to tell administrative professionals whether she had a gay friend. Rowe said that the only charge the administration brought against her was “misusing class time.” Rowe was put on administrative leave for two days and later resigned on her accord. But that’s not how some at the school say it went.

Paramount’s adaptation of “Looking for Alaska” will go before cameras early next year rather than this fall...

Paramount has decided to push its adaptation of John Green‘s “Looking for Alaska” to January 2016, after struggling to find the perfect actress to play Alaska Young.

Anya Taylor-Joy and newcomer Autry Haydon-Wilson (a 17-year-old model) were considered the frontrunners to play Alaska, but it appears that Paramount, director Rebecca Thomas and producer Wyck Godfrey were unable to agree on a choice. They wanted to make sure they found the right actress for the charcater rather than rush a decision to make a fall start date.

It’s possible that Paramount will seek out a more established actress now that production has been pushed to the start of next year.

Charlie Rowe (“Red Band Society”) and Logan Miller (“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”) were the clear-cut choices to play Miles and Colonel, respectively, but it’s unclear whether they’ll still be available early next year.

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Good news everyone, I have a new AU for my ocs (cue crying in the distance) 

so Faas and Esfir are actual sibs in this one and when their mom is pregnant with Esfir she pisses off some forest spirit that puts a curse on her that her unborn child will be half goat (HA) and they’re some fancy family so when she’s born they try to hide her (i guess this world is kinda magical?? but a goat girl is still weird). But then when they get older their parents die and Faas takes over the estate and wants to have Esfir introduced to society but she’s half goat and eats the table cloth and flowers at dinner parties

idk Eli is maybe some gardener and Esfir keeps eating all the plants

Washington man arrested for stabbing a 47-year-old black man in apparent hate crime.

Police in Olympia, Washington, have arrested 32-year-old Daniel B. Rowe on suspicion of stabbing a 47-year-old black man and injuring the man’s 35-year-old white girlfriend in what they suspect was a hate crime, the Olympianreported on Wednesday. 

According to the Olympian, police began to suspect racial motivations in part based on Rowe’s tattoos, which included the words “skinhead,” “white power” and “hooligan” and a confederate flag. Rowe reportedly went to Downtown Olympia after hearing that “kill cops” graffiti had been sprayed in the area

Rowe also allegedly threatened Black Lives Matter protesters at Donald Trump rallies.

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Saints Row Community Features are back online!

We are happy to announce that Community features are back for Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3! Players should once again be able to upload/download characters and screenshots through My Steelport, and earn any achievements and trophies related to online connectivity with the website. The original community content database has been restored, so you’ll also have access to your old characters after relinking your account!

We are very much aware that the issues that plagued the website have taken its toll on our community’s patience,  and we appreciate everyone’s support while we worked through them. The website contains many different systems with related dependencies, which added additional complexity to the work. The transfer of the website and its systems from one publisher to another also added to this challenging situation when these systems had to be migrated.

The current website should now work more smoothly, and as it was always intended. Give it a try and let us know on Twitter if you run into any troubles. Both Deep Silver and Volition are committed to giving our fans the very best experience possible with our games, and we look forward to seeing all the new characters and screenshots that you come up with!

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Harvard abolishes 'master' in titles in slavery row - BBC News
Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who clamed it had echoes of slavery.

…you know I remember when this was just discussion. I can’t remember when. Maybe a year ago, a little bit before Ferguson iirc.

How time flies. I feel older already.

Get me my cane, sonny, these Tumblr youngsters need an ass whuppin from grampa Kuzco.

*trip*

OW MY HIP.

- Kuzco

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Owen Jones Walks Off Sky News In Row Over Orlando Shooter's Homophobia
The shooting "was an intentional attack against LGBT people", the Guardian columnist said, before accusing the presenter and another guest of "deflecting" the attacker's motive.
By Rose Troup Buchanan

Owen Jones appeared on Sky News on Sunday evening to discuss the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, which has claimed the lives of at least 50 people.

The Guardian columnist, who was invited on to the show as a representative of the LGBT community to discuss British newspapers’ front pages, became increasingly frustrated as fellow guest Julia Hartley-Brewer and host Mark Longhurst appeared to “deflect” the apparent motive behind the shooting during the segment.

On the segment, Jones said: “At the end of the day this was a homophobic hate crime, as well as terrorism, and it has to be called out, as, I have to say, on Sky News and lots of news channels there’s not been many LGBT voices that I’ve heard.”

He continued: “It is one of the worst atrocities committed against LGBT people in the western world for generations, and it has to be called out as such.”
Both Hartley-Brewer and Longhurst took exception to Jones’ comments that the attack was focused and targeted the LGBT community.

Longhurst interjected: “But it’s something that’s carried out against human beings, isn’t it?” He returned to the theme by saying the shooting was an attack “on the freedom of all people to try and enjoy themselves”.

“It was an intentional attack against LGBT people,” Jones said.

The columnist became increasingly frustrated at both Hartley-Brewer and Longhurst, noting that had Mateen walked into a synagogue and murdered Jewish individuals, “You would be talking about it as an anti-Semitic attack. This was a deliberate attack on LGBT people.”

Eventually, unbuttoning his microphone, Jones said: “I’ve had enough of this,” and walked off the set.

Pretty outraged by these hosts in this interview. 

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Canada election: Brothels advert provokes row - BBC News
An advertising campaign about brothels by Canada's governing Tory party causes a row in the last days of the election campaign.

Seriously guys, this is the level of discourse we’ve been reduced to. 

Islamophobia, homophobia, whorephobia, guys-with-nice-hair-phobia.

Poor Steven Harper is just a really scared man, you guys.

But yeah, Canadian peeps, if you don’t vote on Monday I will find you and…. judge you with my eyes.